The key need for going to a skin clinic

If you want to feel better about the way your skin looks and the treatment programme that works for you, the trusted experts at a skin clinic can really help. This is after all their main overall business. It can help in no end of ways too. There are of course a number of pros and cons of going to a skin care clinic. It is best for you to do your research too, also. Also, it is good to take your time as a means to make sure you get the best service you can.

You will get some great tips – such as do not smoke

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin – the fibres that give your skin strength and elasticity.

In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking – such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke – can contribute to wrinkles. In addition, smoking increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking. Aesthetics clinics in London will for sure advise on all of this.

Laser hair removal

The reduction you have seen already from laser hair removal is permanent. So once your treatment restarts you will see results quickly, so you don’t need to be worried. Much of this can be about progress or results due to a break in aesthetics treatments. Treatment works to catch the hair in the anagen phase which is the active growth phase. Anagen occurs at different stages depending on where the hair is, therefore effective results require treatments spread evenly, from four to eight weeks depending on your hair and where it is on your body.

However, if your treatments are outside this period, laser hair removal will still give you the desired results, so feel reassured that the pause enforced by lockdown measures will not reverse the work that has already been done. There is no need to let the hair grow out whilst we are in lockdown, and you can still shave and use hair removal creams regardless of what part of the body you are having laser hair removal on. However, we would not recommend that you use an epilator, IPL device or thread, because for laser hair removal to work, the hair has to be present in the follicle and these methods remove hair from its root.

Skin peels

Skin peels address a range of complaints by exfoliating to brighten the surface of the skin and stimulate new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer and brighter skin. There are, thankfully, a few things you can do to maximise the positive effects of the skin peels. These are of the ones you have already had. Introduce a low percentage retinol into your skincare routine using a pea size amount no more than twice weekly. Once your skin adapts to it, you can use it more regularly or maintain just twice weekly but with a higher percentage retinol.


There are no at home treatments that will match the results achieved through in-clinic anti-ageing injections and fillers. Do not be tempted to order products online that claim to offer clinical results. This is as you could run the risk of causing serious harm and damage. These types of treatments should only ever be administered by a qualified practitioner within a certified clinic. Just be sure to do your research. Take you time with all of this.